general anesthetic


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general anesthetic

n.
Any of various anesthetic drugs, usually administered by inhalation or intravenous injection, that produce general anesthesia.
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Noun1.general anesthetic - an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride - a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect the development of children's brains.
Local and general anesthetic agents are commonly used in pregnancy, especially for epidural or combined spinal epidural analgesia at delivery.
Though the woman can no longer feel the dull ache in her hip, she can feel a prickly burning in her arm where a general anesthetic drips intravenously into her veins.
In a preliminary study, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have linked a common general anesthetic to brain cell death and neuronal changes associated with Alzheimer's disease(AD), according to a report published in the February 7 Journal of Neuroscience.
Patients like Samantha understand surgeons may have to resort to general anesthetic at any time during an operation.
The patient is placed under a local or general anesthetic, and the surgeon works through a speculum.
would place his first patients under general anesthetic rather than the simpler topical variety used today.
The donor is placed under general anesthetic and marrow is removed from the pelvic bone.
Erected in the 19th century, the tribute commemorates ether's first use as a surgical general anesthetic, which took place in 1846 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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